This report describes the key principles for creating successful STCs. These principles will be incorporated into future planning efforts. Many of these principles can be implemented by the City through public improvements. Others will require cooperation from private developers as they construct new buildings and rehabilitate Los Angeles’ existing stock of buildings. In some cases, public/private partnerships may be the most effective way to translate these principles into successful, thriving STCs.
Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority (Metro) ridership is increasing in tandem with population and employment growth in the Washington, DC region. Metro currently operates the second largest rail transit system in the U.S. and its ridership is expected to grow by 42 percent by 2030. This growth in ridership is likely to occur during an era of increasingly constrained finances. And while the share of those who walk and bicycle to Metrorail Stations has been increasing over time, there remain significant opportunities for growth in both these cost-effective modes of access.
This plan identifies strategies to enhance pedestrian and bicycle access and connectivity in and around Metrorail Stations. It provides recommendations for a range of physical infrastructure improvements, as well as policies and programs to encourage multi-modal trips.
Accommodating more walking and bicycling access trips will enable Metro to realize projected increases in ridership in the most…
This document presents a set of Transit-Oriented Development Guidelines which have been adopted by the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority. Transit-oriented development, or “TOD”, means development that is vibrant, pedestrian-friendly, and genuinely integrated with transit.
The development of a fixed-guideway mass transit system for the Tampa Bay region has been under consideration for several years. ln 2002, the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) Authority completed a multi-year effort to examine the feasibility of a light rail system in Hillsborough County using CSXT rail lines and new track in other areas. A previous major investment study, “The Mobility Study,” identified a rail system that one day could connect Pinellas, Pasco, Hillsborough and Polk counties via CSXT lines. The HART Rail Study (Environmental lmpact Study, Tampa Rail Project, 2002) refined the plans for the first phase of this system, examining lines in the most densely populated parts of Hillsborough. The first lines would link Downtown Tampa to the USF area and to the Westshore Business Area. The technical and planning information in the HART Rail Study has been integrated into current planning efforts.
This Recommended Practice describes the spatial areas in which transit stops and stations typically have the greatest impact on land use and development and from which there is high potential to generate transit ridership. It provides guidance on delineating these areas for the purposes of influencing decisions about private and public investments and services.
This 52-slide July 2009 presentation on Tampa Transit Station Types includes a discussion of transit-oriented development basics and a detailed discussion of station area planning, including determining characteristics of an area, transit mode and frequency, mix of use and housing types, the scale and placemaking. The slides include examples of the five main station area types: high intensity urban, mixed use regional, community stations, neighborhood center and commuter station.
The coming of high-capacity transit (HCT) to Honolulu represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to capture the community building and people moving benefits of this major investment in Honolulu’s future. HCT represents the largest new transportation infrastructure project on O’ahu since the construction of the interstate highway system. HCT will provide an entirely new way to travel and experience the island. It will introduce numerous physical elements of engineered and architecturally designed transportation infrastructure. The application of sound urban design principles will help to:
The Downtown Carrollton Rail Station Master Plan is intended to achieve an integrated vision for a transit-oriented community built around a key transit hub serving Carrollton and the Metroplex. The City of Carrollton’s primary goal for the project is to set the design framework for the transit hub integrating multi-modal, multi-agency transit service with a new urban center and gateway to the City of Carrollton. The ultimate success of the project is measured by the ability to meet this goal and individual objectives of a diverse set of stakeholders while also validating the fnancial feasibility of the project.
The future downtown transportation hub will improve local and regional access and strengthen linkages between transportation, land use and economic development. The project is also an opportunity for Carrollton to create the vision for a new symbolic center of the City. This vision will be achieved through a proposed 76 acre “walkable” /…